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Today's News

  • Girls swimming results

     Following are winners from the Dec. 3 girls swimming meets between Standley Lake vs. Chatfield and Pomona vs. Columbine at Foothills Ridge Rec Center:

  • South Jeffco couple face trial in child-abuse case

    A South Jeffco couple face trial on charges of child abuse after prosecution testimony alleged that their adopted 6-year-old son was beaten with a belt and left malnourished.

    At a Dec. 2 preliminary hearing, Jefferson County Judge Jack DeVita found sufficient evidence to bind Christine and Randal Arnold over for a trial on child-abuse charges, noting there is significantly less burden of proof on the prosecution during a preliminary hearing. The trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 7.

  • South Jeffco couple face trial in child-abuse case

    A Jeffco couple face trial on charges of child abuse after prosecution testimony alleged that they beat their adopted 6-year-old son with a belt and caused him to be severely malnourished.
    At a Dec. 2 priliminary hearing, Jefferson County Judge Jack DeVita found sufficient evidence to bind Christine and Randal Arnold over for a trial on child-abuse charges, noting there is significantly less burden of proof on the prosecution during a preliminary hearing. The trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 7.

  • 13th annual Interfaith Choral Concert

    Concert-goers filled the sanctuary at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parrish as the traditional handbell choir prelude music began. This year, three handbell choirs — from Columbine United, Heritage United Methodist, and St. Frances Cabrini churches joined together to offer up this uniquely beautiful music. An audience estimated at more than 700 people enjoyed the evening’s concert of inspirational music.

  • Foothills golf courses having subpar year

    Fewer golfers have walked the fairways of Foothills Park & Recreation District courses so far in 2010 compared to last year, leading the district to slash the department’s 2011 budget by more than $200,000.

    The 5 to 12 percent decline in golf course revenue reflects a trend seen in districts throughout the state, said Foothills golf director Tom Woodard, who blames the recession for the drop in rounds played.

  • Expanded shelter sees leap in cat population

    Fluff waited helplessly in the February cold for humans who never returned home to their abandoned apartment.

    The longhaired tabby cat, haphazardly splotched with matted fur, was eventually saved from freezing by a neighbor, who shortly surrendered Fluff to a shelter after determining that the small creature did not exactly flourish in a home with dogs and small children.

    Upon her arrival at Table Mountain Animal Center, which has since been relocated under its new moniker, Foothills Animal Shelter, Fluff was examined, vaccinated and shaved.

  • Crosswalk improvements hinge on county study

     

    Results of a months-long traffic study will determine whether safety modifications will be made to a crosswalk near Dakota Ridge High School where a student was critically injured in October, though Jefferson County is making no promises.

    Traffic and engineering department employees are studying the flow of traffic on Coal Mine Avenue between West Bowles Avenue and South Ward Street, a move implemented following an accident at a crosswalk near the school that severely injured and hospitalized student Dallas Vosburg.

  • Familiar ending for Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — Ron Woitalewicz, in August, would’ve taken this. The Dakota Ridge head football coach said he would’ve been ecstatic if he had been told at the beginning of the season that the Eagles would be playing in the 4A state semifinals with a shot at a state championship riding on the line. He would’ve taken it in a heartbeat.

  • 3 Lakewood residents charged in ID-theft operation

    Three Lakewood residents and two others were indicted Nov. 19 on 87 counts stemming from their alleged participation in an unusual identity-theft operation, the Jeffco district attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

  • Dakota Ridge wrestling program pinned due to lack of numbers

    The Dakota Ridge High School wrestling program has been suspended for the 2010-11 season due to a lack of participants, head coach Larry May said.

    Athletic director Matt Heckel made the decision to forego the wrestling season on Nov. 19 after the program only signed up 11 wrestlers a week after practice had started. Jefferson County District rules mandate that a program have at least 14 wrestlers in order to have a paid coach. May is not a credentialed teacher in Jefferson County schools.